Pei Shaoze thought that the 0 point good impression score was already the lowest remaining. As a result, within 30 minutes of waking up, the score was deducted to -10. Since he didn’t complete the task of ‘marking Cheng Xia’, he also had 50 points deducted.
Last night’s calm decision made the plot go completely wrong. If this was a strategy game then he chose a very difficult start. It would be more troublesome if he didn’t do the system tasks.
Nevertheless, Pei Shaoze wasn’t in a hurry. He picked up Cheng Xia’s clothes from the ground. He walked to the bed and spoke softly, “Don’t tell anyone about what happened last night. After all, this matter will damage your reputation. Understood?”
Cheng Xia recovered and nodded slightly. “I understand.”
Pei Shaoze handed Cheng Xia his clothes. “Put them on and I’ll take you back.”
Cheng Xia grabbed the clothes but was embarrassed to wear them in front of President Pei. After all, he was now completely naked and it was too shameful.
Seeing the redness of the young man’s ears, Pei Shaoze turned around and left his bedroom for Cheng Xia. “I’ll give you 30 minutes. You can take a shower in the bathroom. There are new toiletries and bath towels in the bathroom. I will pick you up in 30 minutes.”
Cheng Xia sweated too much last night. In addition, he had a fever for the entire day today. He was sweaty and his hair was sticky. It was really hard not to take a shower. Seeing Pei Shaoze turn to go out, Cheng Xia quickly put on a bathrobe and ran to the bedroom door carefully to look out. He found that President Pei had really gone downstairs and headed to the bathroom in a relieved manner to take a quick shower.
Pei Shaoze came to the dressing room on the second floor.
This villa was a gift from the original’s mother on his 18th birthday. It was a three-storey house luxuriously decorated and located by Binhe Lake in the western suburbs. The entire second floor had been converted into a dressing room. Obviously, the original owner of this body paid great attention to dressing. It was just that there was a big gap between the aesthetics of Pei Shaoze and the original. There were many colorful clothes hanging in the closet and the shoes were colorful trendy shoes…
Pei Shaoze frowned and searched in the closet for a long time before finding a pleasing gray sweater and black pants to change into. He also chose leather shoes that were his favorite.
Looking in the mirror, this face was exactly the same as his own. Perhaps when the world in the book was created, the system directly copied Pei Shaoze’s facial features? This also made it easier for him to adapt to his identity. Otherwise, it would be easy for him to be disengaged from his performance when seeing a complete stranger in the mirror.
Pei Shaoze changed his clothes and opened the curtains to look out the mirror. Sure enough, it was as described in the novel. There was heavy snowfall on the day when Cheng Xia was marked. He found a jacket from the closet and put it on. Then he thought of Cheng Xia’s thin clothes and grabbed a thicker down jacket to take with him.
30 minutes later, Pei Shaoze returned to the bedroom and found Cheng Xia had washed and was dressed neatly.
The young man was frowning slightly and seemed a bit worried. Pei Shaoze took a closer look and found that he was sitting on the bed, holding a phone that was open to a chat box with someone on WeChat. The person who sent him the message was… the agent Zhao Wenxiu.
[Where are you Cheng Xia? I looked for you for a long time after the annual meeting ended last night but I didn’t find you. I called you today and you didn’t answer. What happened? Once you see this message, call me back and report that you are safe.]
Zhao Wenxiu was acting clean and pretended to be completely unaware. Cheng Xia obviously didn’t know how to reply. Hearing footsteps, Cheng Xia looked up and immediately put his phone away in a panicked manner after meeting Pei Shaoze’s eyes. Unexpected, Pei Shaoze took the initiative to ask, “How do you plan to reply to Zhao Wenxiu’s message?”
Cheng Xia’s heart trembled. He always felt that the alpha’s deep gaze seemed to be seeing through everything. He took a deep breath and bit the bullet. “The agent asked me where I am. I don’t know if I should say…”
Pei Shaoze suggested in a low voice, “Just say that you are at your parents’ house. As long as he doesn’t mention last night then you don’t need to mention it.”
Cheng Xia hadn’t known how to reply. The moment he heard this, he followed President Pei’s instructions and typed. [Brother Zhao, I’m sorry. My phone was accidentally turned on silent. I’m at my parents’ house and I will contact you tomorrow.]
Zhao Wenxiu was a bit confused. Why was this person at his parents’ house? Wasn’t he sent to President Pei’s bed? Could it be that President Pei sent Cheng Xia home after marking Cheng Xia? It wasn’t easy for him to ask directly since this would leave evidence that he knew about it.
Zhao Wenxiu pretended to care about Cheng Xia and sent a gentle voice message. “It’s fine as long as you are okay. You can rest at home for a few days and prepare for the school’s final exam. I will help you get some resources and contact you when there is progress.”
Cheng Xia’s mood was complicated as he replied with a simple ‘yes.’
Seeing him finish the conversation, Pei Shaoze grabbed the car key and took Cheng Xia to the garage on the ground floor of the villa. He was just about to get into the car when his phone rang. The caller ID showed; Qianshu
Pei Shaoze answered the phone in a cold voice, “What is it?”
Lin Qianshu was taken aback. Pei Shaoze’s tone toward him had never been so cold. He was silent for a few seconds before asking softly, “Shaoze, Lu Xuan and I are going abroad for a few days. I would like to invite everyone for a meal tonight. Can you come?”
[System tip: Plot task—meet Lin Qianshu. Yes/No]
Pei Shaoze asked in his mind, “How many points will be deducted if I don’t meet him?”
[System tip: 5 points will be deducted.]
Pei Shaoze simply said, “I have something tonight and can’t come. You guys have fun.”
Then he hung up.
Lin Qianshu, “……”
This was the first time Pei Shaoze hung up his call despite him actively giving an invitation.
Lin Qianshu was a bit confused. He thought that the other person had pressed the wrong button and hesitated a moment before sending a message to Pei Shaoze. [Shaoze, are you feeling unwell? I heard that Tianxuan Entertainment held its annual meeting last night. Did you drink too much and develop a stomach problem? Where are you? Should I cook some soup for you?]
Pei Shaoze stared at the message on his phone in an expressionless manner.
Lin Qianshu really had some means. No wonder why Pei Shaoze in the original novel was so devoted, thinking that he was the kindest and gentlest omega in the world. However, anyone who thought about it should realize. Lin Qianshu was engaged to Lu Xuan yet he still cared for another alpha friend, giving the other person soup privately to maintain this ambiguous relationship…
Wasn’t this what netizens called ‘green tea’?
Pei Shaoze had been in the entertainment industry for many years and what type of person hadn’t he met? Lin Qianshu’s scheming was just at the bronze level for him and it wasn’t enough for him to see.
Pei Shaoze replied, [No need to trouble you. I’m not at home.]
Lin Qianshu, “……”
[Lin Qianshu’s good impression of you -1.]
[You have refused to do the task. Player points -5.]
System 1022 gloated in his mind. “Are you going to go forward on the road of deducting points?”
Pei Shaoze answered, “There isn’t much difference between having 50 points or 55 points deducted. I don’t want to see him for the time being. I have other plans.”
The system asked curiously, “What plans?”
Pei Shaoze didn’t answer.
Cheng Xia found that President Pei was standing next to the car with a very cold expression and spoke softly, “President Pei, you should be very busy? I can take a taxi back by myself. There is no need to bother you.”
Pei Shaoze’s mind returned and he opened the passenger side door. “It isn’t easy to get a taxi here. I’ll take you back.”
Cheng Xia, “……”
Cheng Xia saw the man’s deep gaze and had to obediently sit in the passenger seat and fasten his seat belt.
Pei Shaoze drove out of the garage and there was already a thick layer of snow on the ground. It was getting late and under the warm illumination of the street lights, the heavy snow fell like feathers from the sky. Almost the entire world was covered by snow. This was the first snow since the beginning of winter. Cheng Xia’s eyes flashed with excitement and he cocked his head to admire the snowy scenery outside the window.
Pei Shaoze turned on the heating, glanced over and asked in a low voice, “Where do you live?”
Cheng Xia hurriedly opened the GPS. His parents’ house was 15 kilometers away and the school was 10 kilometers away. It wasn’t far to drive. It was just that President Pei was driving a very valuable luxury car. He wouldn’t be able to explain it to his parents if he came home in this car but sending him to school would attract strange gazes from his classmates…
Cheng Xia thought about it before reporting an address to Pei Shaoze. “President Pei, please put me down near Qingtang Street. I will turn on the navigation.”
Qingtang Community was the residence of Cheng Xia’s parents. Pei Shaoze didn’t ask anything else and drove onto the elevated highway. The car was very quiet. To avoid embarrassment, Cheng Xia kept turning his head to look out the window. Pei Shaoze also didn’t speak.
Half an hour later, the car drove to Qingtang Street. Pei Shaoze pulled over and stopped. Cheng Xia was visibly relieved and said politely, “Thank you President Pei.”
He unfastened his seat belt and was about to get out of the car. Suddenly, Pei Shaoze took a down jacket from the back seat and handed it to him. “It is snowing outside and the weather is very bad. It is cold so put on this coat.”
Cheng Xia was startled and stared at the other person with disbelief.
Pei Shaoze tucked the coat into his arms. “Put it on. You took a powerful inhibitor last night and had a fever today. Your immune system is weak. It will be very troublesome if you catch a cold.”
The man couldn’t be rejected. Cheng Xia had to take the jacket and put it on. He opened the car door and cold wind mixed with snowflakes blew toward his face. Cheng Xia sneezed from the cold.
The smell of Pei Shaoze’s pheromones still remained on the black coat. Cheng Xia was enveloped in the smell of an alpha and couldn’t adapt for a moment. However, after putting on the coat, the warmth that gradually rose from his body warmed Cheng Xia’s heart.
President Pei was thoughtful. This coat was really ‘providing help in one’s hour of need.’
[Cheng Xia’s good impression of you +5.]
Cheng Xia wrapped the jacket tightly around himself and bowed to Pei Shaoze in the car. “Thank you President Pei for the trouble.”
“It’s fine. I have to deal with something. Don’t think about the company. Go back and wait for my call.”
Cheng Xia nodded earnestly. “Yes, goodbye President Pei.”
Pei Shaoze drove away.
Cheng Xia watched the black car disappear at the end of the street and couldn’t help wondering. He lost control of his body last night and tried to kiss President Pei. Instead of blaming him, President Pei sent him home and gave him a coat out of worry he would catch a cold?
He really didn’t know what this person was thinking.
It hadn’t been long since Cheng Xia signed a contract with Tianxuan and he didn’t know much about the young boss. He only heard people gossip that Pei Shaoze was spoiled by his parents since he was a child. After taking over the company, he didn’t care about anything and spent all day drinking with rich second generations. The real person in charge was Vice President Cui. Pei Shaoze was just the nominal boss and only came to the company a few times.
Cheng Xia always felt that he and Pei Shaoze were in two different worlds and there would be no intersection. Therefore, he hadn’t cared too much about the gossip. Unexpected, the first time they met, they had been calculated against. Cheng Xia’s pheromones went out of control and he ended up in President Pei’s bed.
According to rumors, a person like Pei Shaoze wouldn’t care about sleeping with an unmarked omega if one was delivered to the door for free. Yet President Pei hadn’t touched him at all last night and just calmly gave him an inhibitor.
Was it because his pheromones smelled bad so President Pei wasn’t interested in him? Or were the rumors wrong and Pei Shaoze wasn’t the type of person everyone said he was? Cheng Xia stood at the intersection with a blank face.
Pei Shaoze was driving when some numbers flashed in his mind again.
[Cheng Xia’s good impression of you +3.]
[Cheng Xia’s good impression of you -1.]
[Cheng Xia’s good impression of you +3.]
Pei Shaoze, “……”
Cheng Xia’s thinking was quite active. It wasn’t known what he was thinking about but his good impression kept jumping repeatedly. After a few moments, the original good impression feeling of -10 was fixed at 10.
A negative number became a positive number? It seemed that the result of Cheng Xia’s imagination was good this time.
The corners of Pei Shaoze’s lips rose slightly. He suddenly felt that Cheng Xia was much cuter than the paper person in the original novel. He didn’t care about Cheng Xia’s current impression of him. He hadn’t explained many things clearly so it was no wonder that Cheng Xia was thinking wildly.
Training Cheng Xia was like putting out a long line to catch a big fish. Losing one or two points of goodwill was harmless. Once Cheng Xia truly understood his good intentions, the good impression points would experience a qualitative leap.
His plan would be launched at the same time.
Pei Shaoze didn’t go to the meal organized by Lin Qianshu. He instead turned around at the intersection and headed toward the Pei house.